Recipes

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

EASY Chicken Recipe

I should  have taken a picture but hopefully this will put you in the mood.


I think that we have established that the recipes have to be easy for me to make them, right?  Here is a new easy recipe.

I will have to tell you that not only do I think that this recipe tastes good but it really looks good.  It is very appealing.  I know that a lot of you make chicken frequently and so this one fits the bill!  The recipe is from the October/November 2012 issue of Healthy Cooking Magazine.  Healthy Cooking Magazine is part of the Taste of Home magazine family.  If you are interested in checking it out, the web site is Taste of Home.  They have several magazines and I have found that Healthy Cooking the best for our house.

Grilled Lemon-Rosemary Chicken

1/4 cup lemon juice
3 Tbsp. honey
2 Tsp. canola oil
1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 oz each)

In a large resealable bag, combine everything but the chicken.  Once mixed, add the chicken breasts, seal the bag and move the chicken around in the bag to coat each piece.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

After 2 hours, discard the marinade.  Grill the chicken over medium heat or broil 4 inches from heat for 6-8 minutes each side until a thermometer reads 170 degrees.

I did not play with the ingredients on this recipe.  I made it as the recipe suggests EXCEPT I cooked the chicken on the stove top in a pan that I have that has ridges in the bottom of it.  The chicken browns beautifully!  I guess I was worried that broiling it would dry it out too much.  It is winter here in the Mid-west and Silent Sam was not going to grill outside on that particular evening.  It would probably be great on the grill.  I will also give a nod to Market Day Chick-n-steaks.  They are great - portion control is not a problem with them.

It also made great leftover chicken sandwiches.

Nutritional Facts:  1 chicken breast half = 187 calories, 4 s fat (1 g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol  102 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 34 g protein.

I hope you enjoy this recipe.  Just as a note - I am still keeping my resolution for a new recipe every other week!  I am surprised.

Thanks for reading!